the last, stinging segment of the body of a scorpion, or a projection of the last body segment, as in many decapod crustaceans
Origin of telsonModern Latin from Gr, a limit, boundary, probably akin to telos, end: see telo-
- The rearmost segment of the body of certain arthropods.
- An extension of this segment, such as the middle lobe of the tail of a lobster or the stinger of a scorpion.
Origin of telsonGreek limit
Ancient Greek a boundary, limit.